Healthcare Economics & Policy

Radiologists reported a yearly salary of $419,000, according to results of the Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2019. The figure is 4% higher than the specialties’ average salary in last year's Medscape report.

The American College of Physicians (ACP) now recommends women undergo mammography every other year, beginning at age 50. The new guidelines have drawn criticism from the American College of Radiology and Society of Breast Imaging.

Intraoperative MRI can be a cost-effective method for treating patients with high-grade gliomas, according to results of a microsimulation model study published in Radiology.

Patient gonadal and fetal shielding during x-ray imaging is unnecessary and should be "discontinued" as routine practice, according to a new position statement from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM).

“Organized medicine, including national radiology specialty societies, will need to evaluate this trend and impact on society membership," wrote authors of a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

The bipartisan bill (HR 1969) was introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday, April 2, by Reps. Danny Davis (D-IL) and Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) and would provide Medicare coverage for CT colonography screening.

The FDA announced Tuesday, April 3, that it is working on a new framework to regulate AI-based medical devices that continually learn from healthcare data.

The American College of Radiology (ACR) published its latest updated Appropriateness Criteria to help radiologists improve care across 12 topic areas.

The global MRI market is expected to grow to $7.5 billion by 2025, according to recent projections, up from $5.9 billion in 2017.

The Nashville region’s largest health-tech company, Change Healthcare, filed for a $100 million IPO March 15 in preparation for going public, according to the Nashville Business Journal.

A three-month joint investigation by Kaiser Health News and Fortune magazine has painted a disturbing picture of the state of electronic health records across the United States. The reporters spoke with more than 100 sources and found EHRs not only falling far short of their announced aims but also, in some cases, doing considerable harm.

Over a recent eight-month period, children were not often called back to the ER of an academic children’s hospital in California due to discrepant radiology reports. However, the few who had to go back for a second look rang up additional charges to the tune of an average $2,289 per patient.